Closet Door Alternative – Easy Drop Cloth Curtains

February 21, 2017

I will warn you in advance. I am sick as a dog this week, so bear with me. This really is a super easy read. I promise!

When we bought our house last year one thing that was a bit strange was that almost all the closet doors were missing. We later found some in the attic. However, some were never found and others were too badly damaged to hang. It’s something that has really bothered me over the course of the year. I’ve gone back and forth with what I want to replace the bi-fold doors with. I decided until I can commit 100% I would hang something more temporarily.

If you’re on Pinterest at all I’m sure you’ve seen 100 different tutorials for drop cloth curtains. These are not really any different than the ones you’ve probably seen before. I just want to show you all that not only can you use them in place of window curtains but in replacement of a closet door as well.  The outcome is super cute and it doesn’t get any more affordable.

I started with a $10 drop cloth that measured 6’x9′. I made sure to wash it and dry it just like I would anything else. You can even bleach it if you’re wanting a much lighter color.

You can hang up your cloth up just as it is or have two separate panels, which I decided on. I cut the drop cloth in half long ways and folded over the cut seam twice so that it measured 1/4″. I then stitched it right down that fold.

Once you have both panels stitched, fold over the top of your curtain and measure to make sure it is the same across the entire top. Attach your curtain rod clips, evenly across the top of the curtain. I used five on each side to create a gathered look. This is personal preference.

I almost did not share this little tutorial with you all because our linen closet is not completely done. I realized I hate that yellow paint color even more when I saw these photos! Aside from the fact that the yellow needs to go, this has changed the whole look of our upstairs hallway. I just love it!

I love how versatile drop cloths are and how handy they can be. I have used them for pillow covers, outdoor furniture cushion covers, curtains, etc. There’s no limit to their awesomeness!

I hope you all have a great week! I’m going back to bed to kick this sickness. šŸ™‚


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  • Reply julia-tagandtibby February 21, 2017 at 9:37 am

    I love it! I want to replace my office curtains and don’t have a big budget. I might just try this!

    • Reply Amanda February 21, 2017 at 9:47 am

      I was so easy Julia and not to mention cheap! I’m planning on using a drop cloth in a couple other places in our home as well. You should go for it!

  • Reply nancy February 21, 2017 at 5:43 pm

    My daughter did the same treatment and added black mini pom poms on the sides and hem for fun.

    • Reply Amanda February 21, 2017 at 8:48 pm

      Nancy, that sounds just adorable!

  • Reply Chris March 19, 2017 at 7:43 pm

    Hi, where did you get ths curtain rods? Do you feel they’re sturdy enough?

    • Reply Amanda March 21, 2017 at 7:53 am

      I actually bought the curtain rod at Wal-Mart. It’s a thicker rod. It’s extremely sturdy. The clips haven’t lost their grip at all! šŸ™‚

  • Reply Katelyn April 3, 2017 at 1:15 pm

    Hello! Love this idea! Where did you get your drop cloth? These look lighter than the ones I’ve seen! Thank you!

    • Reply Amanda April 4, 2017 at 2:10 pm

      Thanks Katelyn! I bought the drop cloth at either Lowes or Wal-Mart. Any time I need one I go to one of those places. I’m so sorry I can’t remember but I will say they are the exact same color at both places. šŸ™‚ I hope that helps. You can also bleach your drop cloths as well. has a great tutorial!

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